Pecan bars recipe

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  • Yield: 24
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes

Ingredients

For Crust
  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the baking pan
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for pressing in the dough
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
For Filling
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
How to Make It
  1. Line a buttered 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving an overhang; butter the parchment. Process the flour, butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor until fine crumbs form. With floured fingers, press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F until just beginning to brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Bring the sugars, butter, honey, and cream to a boil in a medium saucepan; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the pecans and vanilla. Spread over the crust and let cool for 1 hour. Cut into 24 rectangles.
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